FROM THE EDMUNTON SUN IN CANADA;
Hell will be a-poppin' tomorrow, as it prepares to handle a greater-than-usual influx of visitors.
We're talking about Hell, Michigan, of course, an unincorporated town that plans to make tourism hay of tomorrow's date, June 6, 2006 - 06/06/06 or, more simply, 666, a number that apparently carries devilish significance.
Unofficial mayor and souvenir shop owner John Colone has prepared special items like "666" T-shirts and deeds for one square inch of Hell, and most items in his store will sell for $6.66.
There will be entertainment, of course, and a special drink at the bar of the Dam Site Inn - the bloody devil, a variation on the bloody Mary. The gates of Hell will be set up at the entrance to the children's playground - now there's an invitation to enjoy some innocent, childish fun.
No word on whether there'll be a baseball tournament hosted by the local squad, the Bats out of Hell.
For the Record Book
6 days ago